Coronation Street receives 662 complaints over a 'violent' scene 3 years ago

Coronation Street receives 662 complaints over a 'violent' scene

People aren't happy.

Pat Phelan is one of the worst villains in soap history and has been responsible for a number of violent deaths on the Coronation Street cobbles.

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Although he is one of the major characters in Corrie at the moment, viewers aren't happy with this storyline and there have been multiple complaints to broadcast regulator Ofcom.

According to reports, 662 complaints have been made with most people of the opinion that the scenes involving Phelan's killing spree are too harrowing and gory to be shown before the 9 pm watershed.

Many fans have pointed out that children could see the show at this time and as a result, it's just not suitable.

As Corrie fans will know, last week's scenes saw Phelan kill Luke Phelan before turning his attention to blowing up his victim's car.

In October he forced Andy Carver to shoot another character Vinny Ashford but in a murderous twist, he then shot Andy.

A spokesperson told The Daily Mail:

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"Pat Phelan is well established as a villain in a long line of murderous Coronation Street villains, and his evil actions won’t have come as a surprise to viewers.

‘The programme is always careful to limit the violence shown to a minimum to convey the drama and tell the story. We have responded to Ofcom".